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Ben Thomas "Tommy" Moss

August 26, 1941 — June 8, 2022

Ben Thomas "Tommy" Moss

ROCKINGHAM – On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, Mr. Ben Thomas “Tommy” Moss, 80, passed away peacefully at his home with his family at his bedside.


            Services will be 3:00 PM, Sunday, June 12, 2022, by the graveside in Eastside Cemetery with military honors.


            The family will greet friends Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Family Life Center at The Church of God of Prophecy, 139 Flowers St., Rockingham, and other times at the home on Park Avenue in Rockingham.


            Tommy was born August 26, 1941, in Richmond County, NC, and was a son of the late Thomas Kenan Moss and the late Pauline Pence Moss Lee. He was a 1960 graduate of Rockingham High School and was a veteran of the United States Navy, having served during the Vietnam War.


            He was first employed with Par Gas in Rockingham and later had a long and successful career with the CSX Railroad in Hamlet, retiring as conductor with 36 years of service. He and his wife owned and operated Tommy’s Grocery in Rockingham.


            A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, he leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 57 years, Verlen Shepard Moss; his children, Kim Moss, Beverly McFayden and husband, Doug and Ben Moss and wife Amber all of Rockingham; his grandchildren, Cassie McFayden and fiancé’, Logan Pearson of Trinity, Evan McFayden, Maggie Moss and Sam Moss all of Rockingham; his brother, Charles Moss, and wife, Jan of Randleman; his brother-in-law, Allie Shepard of Deltona, FL; his sister-in-law, Jean Gibson, and husband, Todd of Rockingham and his nieces and nephews and their families.


            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Moss and his step-brother, Dennis Wayne Lee.


            A very special and heartfelt thanks to Tommy and Verlen’s oldest daughter, Kim for all the love and care she gave to him and also to their other caregivers, Ruby, Linda, and Treva for all they have done.


            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the VFW Post # 4023, Veteran’s Park, 106 Old River Rd., Rockingham, NC 28379.


            The arrangements are in care of Leavitt Funeral Home and online condolences may be made at



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Past Services


Saturday, June 11, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

The Church of God of Prophecy

139 Flowers St., Rockingham, NC 28379

In the family life center, located behind the church.

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Graveside Service

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

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